Tag: Viruses

Vitamin D and Viral Respiratory Tract Infections – Not Exactly a Panacea

Over the past couple of weeks, vitamin D supplementation has been looked at as a potential therapy for COVID-19. Basic science data suggests that vitamin D has an immunomodulatory effects, such as upregulation of oxidative burst in activated macrophages in tuberculosis, or modulation of cytokine profiles that limits excessive production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in viral

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Fulminant Myocarditis – Not as Bad as You Once Thought.

Acute myocarditis is one of those diseases that is a catastrophic due to its dramatic presentation and because we never pinpoint the etiology. People tend to be deathly ill and almost any virus can lead to this cardiac manifestation. Most of the time, short of giant cell myocarditis, there really is not much to do.

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